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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) | by Beth Fishkind
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American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)

Bitterns are in the Pelicanformes Order, which includes Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns. Very difficult to pick out among the brown reeds. Sits very still and moves slowly. Superbly camouflaged!

 

Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area (Long Island, NY)

April 21, 2018

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Taken on April 21, 2018